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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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Imagine having a diesel-hybrid racecar drive by your side while commuting. That is what happened to drivers around France’s town of Le Castellet. Audi’s Audi R18 e-tron quattro began the 2014 WEC season not on the legendary race track in Western France but in public traffic. Audi said factory driver Tom Kristensen, with nine victories […]

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Remember Bentley’s on-again off-again SUV project? It has been given the go-ahead and Bentley Motors released March 19 the first picture of the yet unnamed Bentley SUV, due to hit roads in 2016. Shown in concept form as a hybrid and rumored to eventually be powered either by diesel, hybrid-diesel, hybrid-gasoline or simply a regular […]

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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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In 2014, Audi’s two diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron quattro racecars competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be relying on electrified four-wheel drive. “Innovations only become pioneering achievements when they’re successfully used and others start to adopt them,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Audi, like no other manufacturer, has repeatedly achieved […]

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SsangYong is the latest company to reveal information about hybrid and green vehicles showcased at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014. SsangYong announced it will unveil its new diesel-hybrid XLV concept (eXciting smart Lifestyle Vehicle) at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March. The company explained the XLV is a multi-role B-segment SUV […]

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How about unfolding your EV charging station, just like you would with a tent? This is what Volvo has introduced with its “Pure Tension Pavilion” which aims to do just that: allow an EV owner to charge anywhere, on the spot. The pavilion – described by Volvo as a spectacular free-standing tensioned membrane structure – […]

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The first stage of Land Rover’s Silk Trail assault to test its soon to be launched hybrid models brought the  fleet of Range Rover Hybrid to Berlin. The Silk Trail expedition is divided into 10 stages and is scheduled to visit France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Nepal and India. The Range […]

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Europeans who might like to have an SUV that’s just as comfortable on Safari as it is in fine urban shopping districts – but who want fuel and emissions savings as well – will soon be able get their wish from Land Rover. On Sept. 10, Land Rover will show its first hybrids – centered […]

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Volvo has received enormous approval for its V60 plug-in diesel hybrid (pictured) and to make an electrified stable of offerings possible, announced today an $11 billion global commitment including two new “Drive-E” forced-induction gas engines for the U.S. All Drive-E engines are fully prepped to be combined into hybrid configurations. Among global offerings, Volvo will […]

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